02.20.2017 | 24 Shevat, 5777
Report: ISIS claims Israeli drone attack killed 4 terrorists in Sinai
Shin Bet arrests Palestinians for West Bank shooting attacks
Two J’lem Arab families forced to raze illegal homes
Palestinians to petition court to halt demolition
No love lost for Bibi in Australia
Beersheba’s road woes continue with deadlock at Hap Haifa
Maccabi TA rolls on, Jerusalem loses again
Decisions on bills held due Shaked-Bitan feud over education legislation
High Court opposes prosecution interventions with forensic experts
Number of female IDF combat soldiers to increase significantly this year
Eighties pop icons Tears for Fears ready to ‘Shout’ in Tel Aviv
Israeli students get a taste of the blues
Berlin Film Festival: Agnieszka Holland runs with the wolves
Austrian Film Week returns to Israeli theaters
Yellow-and-blue aims to continue winning streak at Kiryat Gat
Maccabi TA off to winning start under Lito
Tax breaks for premarital marriage counseling?
Mobileye outfits 4,500 NYC Uber & Lyft cars with anticollision tech
Health Ministry acts to prevent elder abuse in geriatric institutions
Bar-Ilan researchers worry about future of medical profession
Surgeon removes pen cap from boy’s lungs
Israeli, Palestinian researchers cooperate in disease study
Israeli firm to build second sewage treatment plant in Ethiopia
Building frustration in the wild, wild east
Rihanna the rhino gives birth to first calf at Israeli zoo
Honey of an idea
Terra Incognita: The Gambia’s defense of democracy is a lesson for us all
Nearing its 70th anniversary, Israel knows the best and worst of times
Right From Wrong: A bear hug for all the mullahs to see
February 20, 2017: Seeking a solution
Saudi Arabia and Israel issue twin warnings on Iran
Saudi Arabia hosts its first-ever Comic Con
Zarif takes apparent shot at Israeli 'audacity,' says Iran will never develop nukes
'Blind sheik' convicted in 1993 World Trade bombing dies in US prison
Iran says Israel, not Tehran, biggest threat to global security
Why Trump can't keep his promise of no nuclear Iran 'ever'
Why does a weakened ISIS see Trump presidency as a lifeline?
Refugee who took selfie with Merkel sues Facebook
'Iraq to oppose US travel curbs, to preserve alliance against ISIS'
'Investigations show Brussels airport bombers were obsessed with Israelis'
BBYO seeks ‘renaissance of Jewish teen life’
Ambassador Dermer to liaison with White House on Pollard
Top European rabbi: Synagogues no longer a safe haven
Agents of change
Tech Talk: Cyber criminals breach enterprises in 40 countries
‘Israeli venture capital sector is booming, despite global decline’
OurCrowd Global Investor Summit begins in Jerusalem
Pence visits former Nazi concentration camp Dachau
Pence: Iran won’t have nuclear weapons to use against US or Israel
Trump's defense chief visits UAE in first Middle East trip
Report: Trump transition team attempted to block UN settlement resolution
Analysis: Clinton falls amid assault on establishment
Clinton concedes: 'We have still not shattered that highest and hardest glass ceiling'
Hillary Clinton and the glass ceiling: Cracked but intact
NY hassidic village loyal to Clinton despite Trump popularity among ultra-Orthodox
Trump reportedly picks friend of Jared Kushner to serve in administration
Trump calls UN 'sad,' days after Israeli settlements vote
Saddam Hussein's daughter touts Trump's 'political sensibility'
Dermer calls on Trump to move embassy to Jerusalem
Trump appears to invent Sweden terror incident
Grapevine: Balfour et al
This week in 60 seconds: When Benjamin met Donald
From JDC program participant to JDC professional
Podcast: Three Ladies, Three Lattes
Podcast: Does Trump love Jews or embolden antisemitic voices?
Why Starbucks failed in Israel (and only in Israel)
Taxicab Diplomacy: Trump vs. Clinton
Disney drops top YouTube star over antisemitic videos
Dominican paper apologizes for Baldwin-Trump photo flub in Israel article
Ace of face: Israeli-born tennis player ousted for hitting ump with ball
Warning: Weddings can be hazardous to your health
Race for respect
Port of Tel Aviv: More than a pretty picture
The People & The Book: Advancing with all
A traitor in Budapest
How would you like your grasshopper?
Driven by hatred
Hot off the Arab press
Pascale's kitchen: Cholent, Tunisian style
Estonian Jewry revisited
Sugar is a spice
Critics and hugs
This week in Jerusalem
Color and food for thought
Returning to their land
Who are you, Tel Aviv marathoners?
מֵחוֹדֶש יָנוּאָר צָרִיך לְשַלֵם עַל שַׂקִיוֹת נַייְלוֹן
שִידוּרִים חַיִים מֵהַכְּנֶסֶת
The Christian Edition- one month free subscription
Baptist leaders tour Israel
The fulfillment of Ezekiel 36
Ecumenical group ‘blind to facts’ in support of ‘Palestine’
O.L.E.I Helps Restore Burnt Neveh Shalom Forest on Tu Bishvat
Planting and Marching Together to a Shared Future
Muslala Plaza Enlivens Jerusalem's Clal Commercial Center
Tu BiShvat Ceremony with Israeli President Reuven Rivlin
Are You Threatened?
The Recorded Deed to Jerusalem
Trump's Middle East policy takes shape
Bill Maher vs. Milo Yiannopoulos: Double Standards
Former Attorney General Sally Yates said the immigration order was not "consistent with [the Justice Department]'s solemn obligation to always seek justice and stand for what is right."
By DANIELLE ZIRI
What happened Wednesday was not the passage of the bill into law, but the killing of the bill; no Palestinian lost any land Wednesday, and no settler came any closer to keeping any.
By GIL HOFFMAN
Peri pointed to the economic destitution in Gaza as a key reason Hamas does not want to enter into another conflict with Israel.
By ROSIE PERPER
Badir explains that city, with 22,000 residents, only received municipality property taxes from around 50% of them; today, that number is at 83%.
By ARIEL BEN SOLOMON
A 2014 report found that two-thirds of government payments to suppliers were late.
By NIV ELIS
In a first-ever visit to Hebron, foreign parliamentarians stand strong with the Jewish state.
By ANAV SILVERMAN
One year after our report on the disastrous state of the Israel Postal Company, ‘In Jerusalem’ reinvestigates.
By BERNARD ELLOUK
Each year, the public is treated to the spectacle of the city reaching out to the national government to help it settle its budget woes.
By GLENN YAGO,JACOB UDELL
... and is the government to blame?
By ORIT ARFA
We have all encountered frustrating ‘Kafkaesque' situations; here is another one, happening now.
By PEGGY CIDOR
Donald Trump is looking more and more like a godsend to the Jewish right and a disaster
for those on the left. But this may be a case of "be careful what you wish for, lest it come true."
By ELLIOT JAGER
The bill would empower courts to order social media providers to remove content which is, in itself, criminal and constitutes a danger to personal, public or state security.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB
The findings indicated that there are significant gaps between the periphery and the center of the country with regards to the number of people registered with welfare departments.
By LIDAR GRAVÉ-LAZI
"We also need to be able to govern," prime minister tells cabinet.
His own family has also been under fire this month. While Netanyahu’s wife, Sara, has been targeted by the media for two decades, this month their son, Yair, was put on a public stage.
“The idea was developed about three years ago, and about one year ago, the association was registered with the goal of holding our first convention on Dec. 1."
By DANIEL K. EISENBUD
Miriam Eshkol served in the Palmah, on convoys to the besieged Jerusalem, and in the War of Independence, in the artillery.
By GREER FAY CASHMAN
Johnston is the first Canadian governor-general to come to Israel
Netanyahu will convene the heads of the six parties in his coalition to discuss a bill that would close down the IBC, which is set to replace the current Israel Broadcasting Authority.
Labor MK Rosenthal: It would be bad for the party and bad for the country.
For investors willing to wade into a market in the middle of a dramatic overhaul, there is a rare opportunity to snatch up companies, from insurers to oil refineries, at bargain prices.
Israel is Quarrey’s first ambassadorial posting.
Lapid decried, however, a political system which he said does not deal with national problems at hand, citing the combustible ammonia tank in Haifa and the recent transportation debacle as examples.
By JEREMY SHARON
According to the OECD, Israel has the second lowest suicide rate, and is trying to lower that rate even further.
By JUDY SIEGEL
"The move will improve the quality of the services received by citizens and remove barriers that prevent other businesses from integrating into areas that today are monopolistic."
PMO accuses Transportation Minister Katz of "deliberating attempting to create an unnecessary crisis with the ultra-Orthodox to destabilize the government."
By JPOST.COM STAFF
Overcrowding in classes, socioeconomic and sectorial gaps, poor student performance – these are only a few of the many problems facing the education system.
Barak also spoke of the expected deal between Israel and the United States and said Netanyahu's behavior during the negotiations brought severe damage upon Israel.
Uzi Arad tells FADC that long-term planning is “non-existent” in government.
By LAHAV HARKOV
“The Jerusalem Municipality calls on the national government to adhere to the decision that stipulates that all government units must be headquartered exclusively in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel
Netanyahu faced an extremely antagonistic media in his first term as prime minister, and it is possible he never recovered from it.
Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon will take on the Economy Ministry but will not get the labor and employment section.
Labor's Margalit to propose plan he worked on with Lebanese and Libyans.
If a site does not remove the incitement within 48 hours, it will be fined NIS 300,000 per post.
Hebron region cordoned off, all relatives of attackers to be investigated; Liberman, Bennett Face off in security cabinet meeting.
By HERB KEINON
Likud sources charged that Katz was advancing the proposals because he is angry that Netanyahu has not transferred to his ministry key departments and authorities.
Sources close to Katz denied that he has any vendetta against the prime minister.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will take the package with him next week on his visit to the continent.
According to the explanation in the resolution, the worsening security situation had an influence on life in the settlements in a number of areas.
Finance minister: I hope the Labor Party will join us
Zionist Union leader calls on Kulanu head "to take a chance and prevent this grave danger."
Cabinet vote comes after Netanyahu and Bennett reach overnight coalition compromise.
By ZACK PYZER,JPOST.COM STAFF
A military secretary will begin briefing the security cabinet from Monday as Litzman mediates a solution to avert the mounting crisis. The vote to expand the government will go ahead on Monday.
By ZACK PYZER
Former ministers from across the political spectrum came out in favor of education minister's demand that security cabinet members be briefed regularly by a military secretary.
Survey finds Margalit gaining in support, Yacimovich leading Labor primary polls.
Likud MK went straight to work in his first days as coalition chairman, sending a letter Tuesday telling MKs truancy will not be tolerated.
Zionist Union leader compares himself to Herzl in speech to Knesset plenum.
By LAHAV HARKOV,GIL HOFFMAN
"I've conducted countless processes of negotiations. It takes an effort, and there are always crises and blow-ups. Don't lose hope," said PM Netanyahu.
By GIL HOFFMAN,NIV ELIS
The reason she was leaving, she says, is because the talks did not include a commitment to the social causes she has fought for in her seven years as an MK.
“We are very happy about the decision to close the gaps with the Beduin sector,” Zidan Kaabiya, head of Forum of Northern Beduin Council tells Post
"Thousands of survivors don’t take advantage of their financial rights under the law and existing programs," says Spring for Holocaust Survivors
Liberman said that Netanyahu was feeling pressure because it is no longer possible to expand his narrow, 61-MK coalition.
By Gil Stern Stern HOFFMAN
Jeremy Saltan declares his candidacy for a spot on the seven-member Bayit Yehudi central committee presidential board.
As part of the plan, the maximum income requirement for receiving additional income support and alimony will be increased.
Rumors are seen as part of pressure campaign by Netanyahu against United Torah Judaism, which is threatening to leave coalition over compromises the PM made regarding the Western Wall.
The party’s threat is the culmination of more than a month of seething anger among the haredi political and rabbinic leadership over the agreement to create a pluralist prayer area.
Controversial MK suspension bill heads to first vote.
Secret tapes plagued them both but one managed to finesse a pardon.
Edelman’s latest global poll includes Israel for the first time.
Two rebels can be enough to destabilize the narrow, 61-seat coalition, but Smotrich and Hazan’s act of protest had little impact.
It is a strange irony in Israel that the better a government is faring in the polls, the more likely there is to be an election.
Proposal states that any anyone who did not become an employee of the state after moving to Israel would get a state-sponsored pension increase of 2% of average salary in market.
In addition to being prime minister, Netanyahu is currently minister of foreign affairs, the economy, interior, communications, and regional cooperation.
Kulanu has insisted that any measures be made in parallel with legislation that increases access to recreational activities on Shabbat.
A bill aimed at exposing foreign states’ aid to political causes is likely to intensify the private foreign funding that has been helping divide Israel for 40 years.
By AMOTZ ASA-EL
Netanyahu says he would not deal with the vacancies created by the departure of former interior minister Silvan Shalom until after the Likud vote on February 23.
Committee ignores Shaked request for a list of 3 final candidates.
By YONAH JEREMY BOB,LAHAV HARKOV
Kahlon, Deri blame Lapid, citing cuts to child allotments.
Revoking citizenships of nationals joining terror group is on the agenda of governments across the world.
Beduin supporters opposed the bill, saying the legislation would result in up to 40,000 Beduin losing their land.
The Knesset’s top priority for 2017 should be to restore
the Israeli public’s belief in its political institutions.
By YOHANAN PLESNER
Almost 70 years after making aliya, former defense minister Moshe Arens says time is on Israel’s side and that the Jewish state is the biggest success story of all time.
By ANDREW FRIEDMAN
Breaking the Silence is a dove with an olive branch pointing the way to a new and better future
By ILAN BARUCH
Every year 2,000 or so government resolutions are passed in the Knesset, but few are carried out.
By SARAH LEIBOVITZ-DAR
We really have to do better than this.
By PAMELA PELED
A street vendor, nicknamed in the Moroccan media as "The Baghrir (Moroccan pancake) vendor Umm Fatiha," committed self-immolation after a Kenitra police officer confiscated her stall.
By MAAYAN GROISMAN
US company refused to give the Egyptian government the ability to spy on users, according to two people familiar with the matter.
News briefs from Jerusalem and the surrounding area.
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The incitement coming from The Left and mostly the incitement coming from the Right left me startled and shocked.
By YEHUDA LEIBLER
In other words, the government paid its own MKs over a quarter of a billion shekels to vote for its budget.
By SUSAN HATTIS ROLEF
Countries throughout the world make use of special dates to celebrate their origins, in order to strengthen their national identity and the legitimacy of their government.
By ELIE PODEH
Few people have anything good to say about ‘old politics.’
By DANNY ORBACH
Do we really believe that a thoughtful society can exist without a commitment to nuance, without celebrating the grays in a world increasingly colored only in blacks and whites?
By DANIEL GORDIS
A government that cannot make space for introspection, for self-critique, for engaging with social flaws is a government that will lead Israel to doom.
It seems that present day politicians enjoy playing their game of musical chairs, especially when there are enough chairs to go around and no one is left without a seat.
By SHMUEL SHIMSHONI
Netanyahu saved his government by this "volte farce," but it may yet prove to be a pyrrhic victory.
By ISI LEIBLER
In a well ordered regime, the public gives you the power to rule, for better or worse.
Bad laws don’t make good NGOs
By ILAN EVYATAR
The lack of transparency in Weinstein’s work makes it difficult to evaluate whether he did his job properly.
By GUY LURIE
Big governments today, dominating GDP accounts, wield much the same economic power as that of the monarchies of old.
By ALEX BENEDYK
"The rules of Question Period are quite simple. The president of the parliament invites the ministers of the French government to come to parliament and answer questions from parliamentarians."
By DAN ILLOUZ